Words ending in -entious


I recently got a search for “contentiouys vs. tendentious,” so I thought I would clarify:

This blog is:

always
pretentious,

Full Definition of PRETENTIOUS

1
: characterized by pretension: as
a : making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing)
b : expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
2
: making demands on one’s skill, ability, or means : ambitious


sententious,

Full Definition of SENTENTIOUS

1
a : given to or abounding in aphoristic expression
b : given to or abounding in excessive moralizing
2
: terse, aphoristic, or moralistic in expression : pithy, epigrammatic


contentious,

Full Definition of CONTENTIOUS

1
: likely to cause disagreement or argument
2
: exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes


tendentious,

ten·den·tious \ten-ˈden(t)-shəs\
: strongly favoring a particular point of view in a way that may cause argument : expressing a strong opinion


dissentious;

Definition of DISSENTIOUS

: characterized by dissension or dissent


This blog is sometimes conscientious.

Full Definition of CONSCIENTIOUS

1
: governed by or conforming to the dictates of conscience : scrupulous

2
: meticulous, careful


This blog is seldom abstentious.

verb ab·stain \əb-ˈstān, ab-\
: to choose not to do or have something

: to choose not to vote


This blog is never licentious.

Full Definition of LICENTIOUS

1
: lacking legal or moral restraints; especially : disregarding sexual restraints
2
: marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness

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